On Wednesday 30 November 2022, some of Australia’s brightest minds converged on the nation’s capital at Australian Parliament House for this year’s annual Churchill Policy Room to explore some of the great challenges facing the country.
The 2nd Annual Churchill Policy Room sees Churchill Fellows gather to share views on Closing The Gap, health, aged care and wellbeing, and environment and water, launched today by Senator the Hon. Malarndirri McCarthy Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians. The publication is a partnership between The University of Queensland and the Winston Churchill Trust.
CEO of Trust, Adam Davey, created the Churchill Policy Room in 2021, with the help of the University of Queensland, based on the concept of the Churchill War Rooms during the Second World War.
“With new and more severe problems emerging at such a pace, state and federal governments are being forced to make high stakes decisions with little ability to draw on the kind of critical thinking for which our Fellows are renowned,” Mr Davey said.
“Our Churchill Fellows have the industry and academic experience, insight, and empirical evidence to support our public policy decision makers,” Mr Davey said.
“The Winston Churchill Trust was created more than 55 years ago with the specific purpose of enriching Australia. Never before has this mission been more critical.”
The Trust provides Churchill Fellows with resources to travel overseas and investigate their industry’s international best practices.
“Over the past five decades we’ve sent almost 5,000 Australians abroad to investigate the best ways of doing things and to bring that knowledge back home,” Mr Davey said.
“By bringing our Fellows together in a forum such as the Churchill Policy Room, they are able to exchange ideas across industries and sectors to provide novel solutions to critical issues.”